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1/100 Full Mechanical Barbatos Lupus Rex

Well the past 2 years have been kind to me, but not kind to my model hobby. It is quite depressing seeing the last model I completed was 2 years ago. But I am in a better state now and have a new fire to use my spare time in this fashion. Truth be told I actually finished a model in February, but it is a resin kit and I am having issues the glue not holding the weight very well. I hope to figure something out soon, the longer I wait the higher the chance that it will get damaged.

This model I selected for a contest at my local hobby shop. And I won! I am very excited about that and the learning I did to make it for completion on time. You always think 2 months is plenty of time to finish, but as the weeks go by and there is still no paint on plastic that optimism fades fast.

To be honest I have yet to watch the new Gundam show this is from. I hear a lot of good things about Iron Blooded Orphans but my time for tv especially anime where yo actually have to pay attention is pretty low. But I really liked the design it was very aggressive and I loved that. I also like the fact that even though this is not a MG kit that it has a inner frame, and a nice one to boot.

Everything went together very nicely, I didn't find any of the parts to have fitting issues and the frame did a excellent job in holding the part together.

My first gripe with the kit when I put it together was the pool for the spiky bat. It is all light weight plastic, but the plastic they used for that part was the same as the frame, A mix of rubbery plastic and hard plastic. It would sag almost immediately as I picked it up, and I was not going to have any of that. I found a good replacement with a copper tube, and it fit right into at least one of the already existing pegs. Now it is must stronger with out adding much to the weight. As you can see from the pictures he can still hold up the bat and I did nothing to the joints to tighten them up.

The other thing was although this thing is sharp and aggressive, the way they mold the plastic really looses a lot of that compared to the box art. I spent a lot of time sharpening up points on the kit that I felt needed it. Even in places I added in Pla-Plate to extent them even more, for example the bat has added material to extent those points. Now that did make it harder to handle I broke many a spikes through the whole process.

For the painting I wanted to stick to the standard theme. However I was really worried about the amount of pre-shading I would have to do to make it work. And yes every part is pre-shaded. In the end it came out almost perfect. The red is a disappointment in my honest opinion, it just came out way to bold not really the look I was going for. Also my airbrush needs a new needle, I should have got one before hand but I ran out of time, I think I blended everything well but the loss of the precision a sharp needle would give me was apparent. As well a few spots where my brush splattered.

For the painting I used all Mr Color and Gaia Notes Paints. Kit was done up in a very light grey primer.
Pre-shade -> Overlay Color
White: Light Grey -> White
Blue: Black -> Character Blue
Yellow: Orange -> Bright Yellow
Red: Russet -> Bright Red
Black: Off Black (Black Touch of White)
Bat: Black -> Grey+Mahogany
Eyes: Florescent Green
Frame: Grey

Panel lining is still something I struggle with. It may seem fine, but there were so many places that it just was not consistent and that is key. Some places the black just didn't flow into well, and other spots it got clumpy or didn't stick at all. I have ordered some chisels which I have wanted for a long time, and I think I will try and add a fine scratch to all the lines before hand I hope it turns out better.

The Green panels is Model Master's Florescent Green, love the way that came out.

I had a lot of fun adding in detail to the frame, used model masters brass and aluminum. It is sad however that so much is covered up.

Thankfully for me there were no decals or any other addons after paint. Decals would have been nice, but no one had any for this kit and I did like the decal-less look.

Over all I am very happy the way it turned out and It is going to be a shinning star in my collection.


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# by Pufferfiz | 2017-06-07 08:27 | Gundam Model

Zvezda 1/35 BTR-80a Afghan War Diorama

Well after a year and a half of not working on this I pulled together and finally finished this thing.

You often hear that you learn something new with each kit, for this BTR that was especially so for this one. Never really made a diorama before and I this is the first time weathering a scale model. Not to mention rigging and painting the figures to fit the scene.

I had a lot of fun with the desert look, it was hard to get it started but once I figured out the right technique to do it I just went to town. That goes for the base too, surprised and happy on how painting dirt/sand looks. I added some light track marks too, gave it a bit of life with out adding to much as its dirt not mud so it won't indent as much.

Something that really put the project on hold for so long was me trying to get the firgures to look right. For so long I just could not get them to look natural. I had to cut a few parts and sculpt some stuff just to get to the point where I was happy. Now sure why I wanted to have the guy standing up out of the APC but I thought it would make sense since its the APC is moving slow. The problem was getting his posture to look right and making it make sense with how much real life room the BTR has inside. I made everyhing even worse though my not fitting the guns before I painted them. Huge mistake, most of them I couldn't fit in their hands to look right and I had to make changes and touch up the paint. Huge pain and really made me not want to work on it.

I am aware that technically the scene doesn't make any sense. the 80a model never saw action in Afghanistan as it was released just after the war finished. And would a hand mine detector actual pick up any anti tank stuff? Not sure. Really I don't mind, I made a mistake when ordering ( should of purchased the v70) but I am not really a stickler for historical accuracy. Man if you can make a diorama with ww2 and modern and make it look cool I am ok with it.

That being said I am really happy on how this came out, I think I did a really good job. Now the only problem is, where am I going to store this?!

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# by Pufferfiz | 2015-03-27 19:40 | Scale Model

Alchemica Croc

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# by pufferfiz | 2014-03-14 06:28 | Figure Model

1/100 MG RX-78 v.Ka Complete

Still working on the weapons but here are the main photos
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# by Pufferfiz | 2013-12-03 12:47 | Gundam Model

MG RX-78-2 Ver Ka WIP

This is the model I will be using to demonstrate things at my Sabotencon Panel.
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# by Pufferfiz | 2013-08-26 12:32 | Gundam Model

RobotSwarm Gun

Some Friends of mine are making a "Arcade" Game where you use a gun with a IR blaster to shoot stuff on the screen and targets that are around the screen. I Offered to paint the gun and the robots(targets).
It is a modified nerf gun that has been hollowed out to allow for electronics.
I started with a black and silver base then added color with enamel and acrylic. Then I scrapped off some of the color to make it look beat up. Came out well and the creators really liked it.

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# by Pufferfiz | 2013-06-08 14:22

1/100 Kotobukiya Frame Arms Type48 Complete

輝鎚 甲

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# by pufferfiz | 2013-04-26 06:40 | Gundam Model

Zvezda 1/35 BTR-80a WIP 3

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# by pufferfiz | 2012-12-19 12:51 | Scale Model

Zvezda 1/35 BTR-80a WIP 2

Back again, been busy with other things but finally have enough done to post another. Going on vacation soon so gona have to book it to get it done by the end of the year. I think I can.

Laid down clay then put acrylic modeling paste on it. Then I dusted dust that I got from outside on it. Came out really nice, had to spray from tan on it to get the right shade but I like the effect of not being uniform that I got on it. There are a few spots I went back and added a little more dust too since there was some light brush strokes but for my first one of these I am pretty happy.

Painting it european green which is pretty simple but the real challenge will getting the effects just right. Though the joy of this is that if I screw up I just lay on some tan so it looks like it is just.

Found some USSR army decals I am going to use.
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# by pufferfiz | 2012-12-07 04:35 | Scale Model

Hatsune Miku Original Sculp Complete

Finally done with her!
Trying to get a license from Crypton to sell copies. Though I still need to work on my casting technique since I am still getting to many errors.
I will post if I can get everything set up.

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# by Pufferfiz | 2012-10-18 08:17 | Figure Model
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